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Ilmari Tapiovaara Lounge Chair in Teak



Ilmari Tapiovaara, lounge chair, teak, fabric, leather, Italy, 1957. Rare lounge chair designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara, made of beautiful supple leather accompanying a solid teak frame. The design was produced in 1957 by the artisan workshop "Esposizione Permanente Mobili - Palazzi dell'Arte" in Cantú Italy. This organic design features beautiful leather support strapping, which are an artwork in itself and also features full leather covers to the rear. The cushions are covered in their original grey velvet. This design made its debut at the famous 1957 annual international ‘selettiva’ furnishing exhibition in 1957 in Cantu, Italy where it was entered in the living room category, ‘Secondo Concorso categoria Soggiorno alla Seconda Mostra Selettiva e Concorso Internazionale del Mobile’ Cantú , 14 - 29 September 1957 where it won the second of the gold medal prizes ‘Secondo Premio ex aequo’. Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.47 in. (85 cm)Width: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Depth: 32.68 in. (83 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450020821stDibs: LU933124946862

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  • Shipping
    US$950 Standard Front Door Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 9-12 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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